Saturday, August 28, 2010

10-10-2010 : October 10, 2010 : Who Will Own It?

We had some competition last year on 9 September 2009 with various companies making announcements on that day.  Yet, so far, no one has tried to own 10 October 2010.   It's like people hate the number 10 or something.  I can think of about 10 ways to use this date myself.   Maybe I should seize this day?  I can call it the 10 most important things you never knew until you hit October 10, 2010. Or whatever, it doesn't matter. It's a valuable date going largely unused.
And B Gave Them 10 October 2010

That's it, I'm fired up.  I'm taking it and making it mine.   October 10, 2010 is mine!  Aaannd...BEGIN!    You hear me?  (I'm not promising anything EEStor related.) I'm just letting you know that that date is now mine because no one else has tried to harness it's power until now, until I did it right here today.   It's mine.  Keep your damn dirty paws off of October tenth two thousand and ten!

We Worship B On October 10, 2010

And also, please don't send me a bunch of links to what IS actually scheduled to occur on that day because as of now none of them matter any more.  Forget those jerks at Toyota with the Prius' tiny battery. This is the best place to make the most of October 10, 2010. That's right, on October 10, 2010, I will be taking over the day.  Top 10 lists, Top 10 This, 10 of those, 10 times 10 times 10.  We'll see where the number takes us.

I bet you 10 dollars 10-10-10 is all mine
What's that?  10 means nothing to you?  That's because it's not October 10, 2010 yet, is it?  See how that works?    And if you're planning to get married on this day, I'm going to need you to move your wedding up or back a day, ok?  So, let's meet right here promptly at 10:10:10 AM to discuss October 10,  2010 for at least 10 hours. 


Now, I know last year many of your got all mixed up about whether or not September 9, 2009 would bring any useful news.  This is at least 1 better than that. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Secretary Chu on EEStor? You tell me.

Secretary Steven Chu.  Source: ABC News.
DOE chief Secretary Steven Chu was recently asked about whether or not he was aware of EEStor Inc.  What did he say in response?  Quite a bit but completely sidestepped the question.  Is there any significance to HOW he answered the question?

You decide.

Long time EEStory follower Corwinbad supplies the audio of his question which he gathered as a public relations event Chu attended at Stanford University recently.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vinod Khosla: 'Only Interested In Shares of EEStor Inc.'

Vinod Khosla  Source
In late 2007 and 2008, one of the better ways to land a meeting with Vinod Khosla was to pitch a business plan that included almost any opportunity closely tied to EEStor Inc.   Khosla's keen interest in anything EEStor-related stems from his exposure to it during Kleiner Perkins' EEStor due diligence phase, a process that included Khosla's participation as a partner of KPCB.  Wikipedia points out that he started Khosla Ventures in 2004 but it was not a clean break as he was heavily involved in multiple investments beyond that date, according to SEC records.   Although he has publicly expressed doubts about EEStor Inc., insiders say Khosla is secretly one of EEStor's cadre of fanboys, and a rather frustrated one at that.

One of the firms in negotiations with EEStor to obtain a license in the early 2008 timeframe approached Khosla with their business plan and funding request.  He politely took the meeting but quickly cut to the chase:  was this firm offering any opportunity--now or in the future-- to obtain shares of EEStor?  No.  Khosla pointed out that the main reason he was willing to entertain the opportunity was on the chance that maybe the firm had positioned a deal with EEStor which would include an equity stake.   What he did not point out was that he very likely had access to more information about EEStor Inc. than the individuals making the pitch.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thought for the Day

"There are a couple of loose ends I'd like to tie up. Nothing important you understand."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ed Beardsworth: The Original EEStor Blogger

Much has been made of EEStor's development time lines. Skeptics say ongoing delays are proof they have nothing. Industry veterans say development cycles do not happen quickly and cite examples: Tesla, Valence & Bloom Energy, etc ad nauseum.

So, what do you build your case on? For anyone trying to establish credibility for their view on EEStor, it's important to cite actual facts. That's why the initial Internet revelation of EEStor's existence is an interesting one to examine.

Ed Beardsworth is the owner and publisher of which is short for Utility Federal Technology Opportunities, a program he started to give Utility the words of a client, "early warning about things out there that will change our world." Please note Beardsworth makes it very easy to contact him if you need to talk about something of potential utility to him. I've taken the liberty on more than one occasion to check out facts surrounding EEStor with Beardsworth. Although he has nothing to hide, he also has obligations for secrecy due to his business relationships. Still, Beardsworth has been able to provide background on already publicly released information. Beardsworth helped introduce EEStor to Kleiner and a few other VC firms in Silicon Valley. He has interesting observations about the whole phenomena some of which he will share and some of which he will not share due to the discretion required by his line of work.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010



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